5 At-Home Beauty Treatments

Let’s face it: We need beauty whether we are seeing other people or not. It’s simply in our nature to strive for loveliness. When our favorite pros are off limits during these unprecedented times, we’ve got to bring beauty home. Here are 5 at-home beauty treatments for hair, skin, nails and more.

Open Hair Cuticles

An at-home hot oil treatment can turn coarse locks into manageable soft tresses. Look in the pantry for coconut oil or sunflower oil, or even pop open a few vitamin E capsules. Heat in a microwave safe bowl for about 10 seconds. After you make sure it is warm (not too hot), massage into your hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap and wait 20 minutes. Then shampoo, leaving a bit behind, for even softer and shinier locks. Now you can go ahead with that Zoom call.

Meditate to Health

Age‐old meditation is not only good for the mind but can boost immunity and reduce blood pressure—both of which are ultra- important during these times. The simplest way to learn how to meditate is to download an app such as Headspace and Aura. These premiere names in zen downloads will have your anxiety levels plummeting within minutes, sometimes as little as three.

Olive Oil Cuticle Cure

Since #stayathome translates to eating at home and more dishwashing than we might normally endure, it follows that our cuticles have never looked quite so bad (not to mention nail salons are like ghost towns). Olive oil has all the properties you need to hydrate and moisturize your hands and cuticles, so rub some on, then slip a pair of socks onto your hands (as gloves) and let the oil soak in for 15 minutes. The oil also works miracles on dry heels and soles, so try the same treatment for a pseudo pedi.

Quick Cleanse

With no business deals happening over favorite restaurant meals or best friend birthday celebrations, it’s the perfect time to do a cleanse. Cleansing can take many forms (you can eat!) and durations, so even a one-day regimen can help to increase energy, clear your mind and start to slim your thighs (or belly or butt—take your pick). Start with warm water and lemon when you wake. Follow with a carbless breakfast of one egg and veggies. Follow up with a protein lunch of salad and a two-finger sized portion of chicken or fish, all while drinking water or flavored seltzer throughout the day. Finish up with a mélange of vegetables and a palm‐size portion of fish for dinner and frozen berries for an icy dessert.

No-Sew Orange and Banana Mask

This is the kind of mask you will want to wear at home, not as protection in the grocery store. This beauty treatment will do wonders to benefit your skin. Bananas have vitamin A to smooth rough skin, and honey is soothing and healing. Orange juice exfoliates thanks to its citric acid. To make: Mash one-half banana in a bowl and add a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey; mix together. Slather on face and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse and show the world—or at least your dog—your new glow.

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